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5 things to do before your next job interview

Published 06/08/2015 | 02:30

Woman thinking about her job application
Woman thinking about her job application

These tips could mean the difference between getting the job and a rejection letter

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1 Research

As Roy Keane once said; fail to prepare, prepare to fail. Make sure to do your homework on the company you are applying to. You are bound to be asked specific questions about the organisation and the industry.

2 Practice

While there is no set 'job interview' format, there are some questions that are always likely to come up. Prepare answers to questions about your personal strengths and weaknesses, and be able to explain why you would be the best person for the job.

3 Dress sense

Look the part and always dress appropriately for interviews.

4 Stay calm

Good preparation is the key to staying in control. Remember to speak clearly, smile and that your interviewers are just normal people, and they may be nervous too!

5 Ask questions

You should always have some questions for your interviewer to demonstrate your interest in the position. Prepare a minimum of five questions, some of which will give you more information about the job and some which delve deeper into the culture and goals of the company.

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